Line speed refers to the maximum speed a line can support, it simply indicates how fast you’ll be able to perform actions like opening a webpage, uploading/downloading files or loading a video to stream in real-time.
Mbps (Megabits per second – sometimes referred to as “meg” or “megs”) is the speed at which your line downloads or uploads data. The higher the megs, the faster the connection speed, and the more there is to go around when multiple users are sharing the connection.
When it comes to choosing the right speed for you, there are a variety of factors to take into account.
How many people are going to be connected at one time, do you need to download or upload large files very quickly, or maybe you’re hoping to stream video content at Ultra-HD resolutions despite the general use of other users.
Multiple HD viewers
Working from home
Suggested users: 3-5
Connected devices: 6-10
Concurrent HD users: 5
Concurrent 4K users: 1
Transfer a 1 GB file: 6 mins
Video conference quality: HD
Download 50 GB in: 5 hrs
Local gaming ping: 4-20 ms
Speeds and approximates are subject to network traffic, connected users and service status.